The real culprit of Big Meat

Arizona grassfed beef rancher and PERC Enviropreneur alum Paul Schwennesen has an essay in The Freeman today addressing Big Meat and the policies that perpetuate it:

…it is my view that the consolidation of the meat industry is really due to a couple of problems unrelated to corporate meat processors.  In fact, Big Meat is simply the byproduct of two seemingly “good” government programs:  agricultural subsidies and stringent processing regulations.

The whole essay is available here. Also related: here is Paul on food safety.


  1. An important article. Related to very important topics these days, such as health of local economies, quality of meat and, therefore, health of consumers.